While I managed to snag a pair of Red Wing Irish Setter branded boots through work for no cost, I did not have the same luck with the Altama Maritime OTB Assault shoes. I’ve had my eye on these for a while now mostly because Altama has them branded as an outdoor capable shoe.
I purchased two pairs of Maritime boots, the khaki-colored ones, and the elusive, special release greys, which I had to wait almost two months to get. I’ve had the khaki-colored pair for about a month now, and my initial impression of them is good.
These are probably the most comfortable shoes I think I’ve purchased. Most shoes, which contain any arch, cause problems for me because of having flat feet. The Altamas have a very small or next to no arch support.
Altama does not offer half sizes in these, so you have to jump up a size. I’m a 10.5 normally but went with the 11 after reading some initial reviews. The jump up in half size does not make the shoes feel like they are too big or loose.
Much like the Red Wing Irish Setters, these shoes will get worn throughout the next year, so I can report back on how they held up.